July 8, 1748

1748 July 8 (Friday).  Very early went over to my Brother.  Had a good Morning with him.  And visited also his son John.  Hasten’d to Dr. Colmans to pay for my Books.  My Kinsman Hearsey help’d me move them to his House.  Din’d at Mr. Cowells.  Mounted from Mr. Olivers, who and his Spouse were very generous and bountiful in Special by a very handsome Hatt for my Alexander as well as Pickled Oysters, Mackrell, fine Biskitt for my wife.  I sett out between 3 and 4 o’Clock.  Mr. Thomas[1] of Marlborough my Company.  Stop’d at Mr. Edward Harringtons in Watertown to see Mr. Ebenezer Bullard[2] who lyes languishing and pray’d with him, and it Seem’d as if the Conversation was (by Divine Blessing) made profitable.  We stop’d again at Mr. Darlings though it was late.  Heard of Mischief done by the Indians at Lunenbourg — burning the Garrison and several persons.  Got home somewhat after Midnight; and was in a Measure of Comfort — my family also well.  Thanks to God.

[1]William Thomas.

[2]The step-son of Mr. Edward Harrington.